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St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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Reviews: 223
Hads: 711
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 5.21%
Wants: 19
Gots: 90 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: joe1510 on 05-11-2009

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Photo of ONUMello
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy orange/light brown color with a one-finger head that slowly settles
S: Malty, a bit sour, a bit herbal
T: Matches the nose- mostly malts with hints of herbs & a touch sour
M: Medium-bodied, a bit of carbonation
O: Tasty but nothing particularly memorable (298 characters)

Photo of Fuzzycranium
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

wonderful tall 11.2 ounce can. Appearance is is straw with good carbonation and moderate white head. Lots of small carbonated bubbles. Aroma is fruity/flowery/boozy. Love the mouthfeel as it seems like the carb continues or maybe even increases. Flavor moves from citrus tang through warming clean dry crisp finish. (315 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden orange color with a half finger off-white head that immediately fades. Poor retention with minimal to no lacing.

Slightly earthy, musty aroma with a blend of peppery spice, bread/yeast and light fruit esters. Farmhouse funky yeast with grass, straw and barnyard along with pepper, clove, banana bread, and apple. Opens up nicely after warming to an appropriate temperature.

On the lighter end of medium bodied with soft carbonation and a zesty, peppery spice presence that lingers over the subtle funk, yeast and light fruit notes into a slightly dry finish. Strong spice character up front with pepper, coriander and ginger flavor which is nicely complimented by sweet citrus rind toward the finish. Slightly dry and earthy farmhouse presence with grass, straw and very subtle funk. Decent bready yeast character with banana and minimal bubblegum flavor. Sweet ester-y light fruit notes towards the finish, notably apple and pear along with tart and crisp lemon/citrus peel. Well balanced decently complex with a well masked ABV. Refreshing and very easy to drink. Another solid beer from this under appreciated brewery. (1,158 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL narrow can into a tulip.

Appearance: murky light-golden hue. Head is a finger of pillowy ivory foam. I think it looks quite nice.

Smell: the aroma is quite light, with a little bit of sweetness and a little bit of funk. There is also a slightly fruity element here. I like the composition, but the intensity is a bit light.

Taste: funky, earthy and a little buttery. Hops are apparent here where they weren't in the aroma; earthy and almost minty. There's definitely a lot more flavor here than the aroma would suggest, but I find it a bit muddled and imbalanced. It's not bad, but it could be better.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big, well-integrated carbonation that yields a nice, mouth-filling creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: this beer has an interesting flavor profile, but I don't see myself going back to this well anytime soon. (860 characters)

Photo of beerdrifter
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a Cora supermarket in Luxembourg. Cloudy golden-orange pour with a beautiful three finger fluffy white head with great retention and decent lacing. Nice citrusy, earthy, complex nose with hints of grass, pear, yeast, banana, lemon, biscuit, caramel, and some subtle orange and clove. The taste follows suit with lots of complexity as well. Hints of white pepper, lemon zest, pear, caramel, Belgian yeast, grass, orange, clove, and some subtle barnyard. The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing and incredibly drinkable, getting more enjoyable as it warmed. Overall, I'm kicking myself because this is one of those readily available and affordable beers that you sometimes just take for granted. I'm not a huge fan of Saisons, but have recently been exposed to some really good ones. I'll definitely be stocking up next time I'm in Belgium! (854 characters)

Photo of Libationguy
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark amber color with yellow and amber hues. Off-white 2-finger pillowy head. Medium+ retention with spotty lacing.

Banana, clove, melon, citrus zest, clean malt, buscuit, mild mustiness.

Banana, clove, melba toast, very mild hop bitterness.

Medium+ bodied, but thins out slightly in the mid palate before picking up again in the finish.

Nicely balanced with a long finish. Alcohol is well integrated in the beer. (422 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1PT 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass
Bottled in 2012 according to the cork

A - It is amber. Actually, it is almost orange with golden highlights. Like most saisons, I poured about three quarters of a glass of off-white head.

S - I get some spicy Belgian yeast. I smell some pear, too.

T - The taste is spicy and has banana and clove. I notice a little of that pear, as well.

M - It has a champagne feel.

O - This is a nice saison. It is kind of lackluster in flavor, but it is still decent. (506 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz. can, with a freshness code printed on the bottom. Definitely not about to look it up. My first encounter with this brewery and this beer, saw a single can at the local beer store. Trying to expand my palate for Belgian style beers, so here goes.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a nice bright hazed peachy orange colored body with about two fingers of creamy fluffy white head on top.

S - The nose is surprising. Nice earthy caramel malt presence, crisp citrus / pine hop presence, some lemon peel, grainy corn / wheat smells, and some herbal spice rack notes.

T - Taste is a different story, with not nearly as much pine hop presence. More of an earthy maltiness, grainy corn, and lager yeast reminiscent of some India imported lagers I've had before. Not really getting any of those traditional Belgian elements like banana, clove, or funk at all.

M - Feel is crisp and clean, with a bit of of a sticky sugary sweetness lingering on the palate. Bit of a coppery / metallic aftertaste.

Overall, not a bad beer by any means, but probably not a very traditional saison based on my experience with the style, and not exactly high on it's delivery of flavor and complexity. Still, it is a well crafted and approachable beer, and I look forward to trying more from Belgium's Brasserie St. Feuillien.

St. Feuillien Saison ---3.5/5 (1,364 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gotta love canned Belgian beer in the summer weekend cooler!

Pours hazed and dull looking apricot, the off white head is not long lasting, but does leave a layer of low sheeting and a fine bubble film.

Fruity nose with some coriander and mild spicing.

On the palate this is a weird one, good thing saison is such a broad ranging style...I get a variety of flavors with pepper, corainder, licorice, allspice, and ripe fruit all coming to mind.

Moderate hops tightining up things in the finish.

Not my favorite saison but still happy to have given it a try.

Went pretty well with some minerally raw clams. (609 characters)

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Wurstküche in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

Is there a doctor in the building? Cause this beer done knocked Raul out! (like when his baby mama told him that she was expecting). Like Raul's backyard after he uses the John Deer, this damn son of a gun is clean! Like, Natasha Barnard after a shower "clean!"

Raul is intoxicated... (337 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From can to St. Feuillien goblet.

Pours a hazy pale orange-golden color with a thin head that fizzed away to a ring.

Muted yeast esters with notes of tart orange and assorted citrus. Almost has a mild hop character in the nose, but with a saison yeast and sweet malts, to boot.

Reminds me of their tripel with clove and coriander notes and esters of citrus and faint banana. Almost BPA like in the fruitiness, but the farmhouse yeast pushes bold wintry spice and piquant notes. There's a portly malt base with both barley and wheat. Finishes a little tight; tight, in that it's strong and roughly short. Carries over with more spice and a fusel chime. Really dries out, however. The carbonation is rewarding, because this beer has a bubble that dances across the tongue. Not big, just coarse, but still barely medium. The body is a little swishy. Okay mouthfeel.

Not the most fantastic saison in the Belgian group. Enjoyable enough. Has great tone. (952 characters)

Photo of TheBrewo
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We crack the tab and pour a brew of muddy straw brown coloring into our Founders snifters. It holds a one and a half finger tall head of fat, creamy white bubbles, showing proud retention. This leaves globular spots of lacing dripping all around the glass. A thick haze permeates clarity, and soft flecks of lacing float towards the bottom. The nose is fresh and very Belgian, with wheat, powdered pales, sweet strawberry-lemon fruitiness, biting straw, mineral, and strong banana esters. With warmth comes zest of citric hops, tarter and slightly soured yeastiness and funky must, tinny metallics, clovey phenols, orange rind, freshly cut green grassiness, acorns, and fusel booziness. Our first impression is that the flavoring blends well, and is very refreshing and drinkable. As we sip, the taste opens much like the nose, with forward graininess of musky wheat and dusty pales, tree bark and moss, sweet apple fruitiness, clover honey, lemon rind, lemonade sugars, resiny and grassy hops, and chalky yeasty metallics. The middle peaks with rooty, planty greenness, white sugars, bittered pale malts, baker’s yeast, citric hops, fresh ginger, clovey bite, and phenolic plastics. The end comes with biting metallics, medicinal phenols, chalk, whole clove, pale and heavily wheaty maltiness, that same Belgian yeast injection, aloe and green leaf resins, sweet banana esters, grassy hoppiness, mineral, and warmed pumpernickel toastiness. The aftertaste breathes of green grape skins, gravel, juicy Belgian yeast, cinnamon sugar, wheat breadiness, dust and musk, bittered pale toast, astringent chalkiness, sweet browned banana fruitiness, continued bitter pale malts, plastics and vinyl, and lemon balm herbals. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is light to medium. Each sip gives soft slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop. The mouth is heavily coated, but quickly drips to an extensive, diffuse dryness across the entire oral cavity, with chalk, astringency, and the lightest puck. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks excellently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its easy blend and straight drinkability. This is one of the more approachable saisons we’ve had to date. The whole thing is just relaxed. It comes in a can, pours an easy, calming coloring, and gives fresh, warming, and refreshingly authentic ingredients from the first whiff to the last swallow. We were, however, expecting and hoping for a bit more of a hoppy punch to balance the heavy Belgian maltiness that makes of the base of the beer, but regardless it remained highly pleasurable throughout, despite that gap. The feel is in line with how pleasant the tasting was, and only adds to its ease of drinkability, softness and palate cleansing astringency. Although this beer carries a 6.5% abv, it drinks like a lighter, sessionable ale that will keep you going through these hot summer days. (2,910 characters)

Photo of Ri0
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 11.2oz. can into a Teku

A - A light haze peach color with a nice bubbly 1.5 finger white head. No lacing.

S - Nice Belgian yeast and mild funk with spice and clove. Hints of straw, wheat, lemon rind, banana, and some bready malts.

T - Belgian yeast, spice, banana, with some straw and funk. Wheat, light citrus and bready malt round it off. The taste is outstanding.

M - Medium to light bodied with good amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and easy to quaff on hot days like today.

O - This is a great representation of the classic Farmhouse Ale. Seems to hit all the right notes to make it quite enjoyable. (623 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A metric can. Gotta love it.

Super yeast on this one. Earthy sweetness. Dark citrus tones. Quite robust, for the style. Consistent though. Feel is pretty good. Carbonation could be toned down a little bit. And the beer overall could be a little bit lighter and not so heavy. Still pretty decent though. (304 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A gift from Brett, the cellarman at the Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh, who knows how important the furtherance of The CANQuest (TM), especially with the Craft CAN revolution.

From the Slimline CAN: "Product of Belgium"; "Belgian Farmhouse Ale".

The Crack revealed another brimful CAN and I CANnot say enough good things about the trend. The Glug created a brief finger of tawny head with low retention. Color was a hazy yellowish-orange. Nose smelled deeply of peppery coriander, along with lemon zest, musty yeast, and an herbal/flowery scent, like lilac or lily. Zounds! I am so in love with the idea that they put something like this into a CAN! Mouthfeel was thin, not watery per se, but soft and caressing. Taste was riotous with so many flavors all trying to take hold on my tongue. The herbal floweriness worked in tandem with the lemon zestiness to give it a lemon tart taste that was reinforced by the black pepper spiciness and the musty yeast. I felt like I was drinking a liquid lemon poppy muffin. Finish, as you might imagine, was bone-dry. Boy, if this won't quench your thirst on a warm, humid 4th of July, I CANnot imagine what it would take. (1,156 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 11.2 oz. can into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head which recede into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A very yeasty aroma with nice hints of spice, fruit, and biscuit malt. Belgian yeast with a scent of funk along with some clove and pepper spices. Fruit hints of banana, lemon zest, pineapple, and orange. Hints of herbal and grassy hops. Solid malt presence with bready hints of biscuit, grains, and wheat. Sweet hints of candied sugar and honey. Has that typical musty farmhouse scent. Pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the nose, a yeasty and zesty mix of funk, spice, fruits, and bready malt. Belgian yeast with a taste of barnyard funk and notes of clove and pepper spicing. Fruity notes of banana, lemon, orange, and pineapple. Grassy and herbal hop notes. Sweet Belgian candied sugar along with some notes of honey. Bready malt taste with notes of biscuit, wheat, and cereal grains. A good combination of funky, sweet, fruity, and musty farmhouse notes. Very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high amount of carbonation. Very crisp and clean. Smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty good Belgian Farmhouse/ Saison. Solid yeasty and fruity flavor with a nice malt balance and crisp smooth feel. (1,377 characters)

Photo of bambam2517
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light-handed Saison. Straw golden in color with very watery head, not much in the way of lacing. Very prominent honey and sweet clover in the nose, honey sweetness dominates the taste. A little on the watery side, but it tastes fresh and interesting enough. Would make a nice spring after-dinner beer. (301 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The color is a bright orange bright with a fluffy white head.

The aroma has some funk. It is also lightly malty and grassy.

The flavor is bright and fruity. It is very grassy on the hop profile. There’s bit of funk and a light bitter finish. There’s also some pepper and spice in there.

The mouthfeel has tons of carbonation to give it some nice mouthfeel. The beer is really drinkable.

As for saisons, this does not really really do it like DuPont, the classic. It however is still a wonderful beer that mixes saison and Belgian pale style. A nice summer beer. (569 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

250ml bottle purchased from Red Bottle Alexandria in Sydney.

Pours a pleasant burnished golden colour, with some flecks of disturbed sediment. Head is a moderate, fine white, which sits as a solid ring and bubbly film atop the glass. Carbonation is lively, forming in rapid streams through the glass. Looks good.

Nose is extremely pleasant: dusty and earthy, with a rugged wholesomeness. This is contrasted with a pleasant lemon and pepper spice character which provides life to the earthiness. Some floral notes come through as well, and the piquant spicy characters take on a crushed herbal aroma as it goes on. Overall, it's a really lovely aroma.

Taste is also very good. It has a solid basis of malt, with a creamy honey tone underneath. This is bolstered by a savoury, earthy flavour from the yeast, which morphs into a respectable drying, vegetative character towards the back. Everything is extremely smooth, though: the characters transition seamlessly into one another, and the back fades with a supple, haunting delicacy into the finish. This is a really excellent Saison.

Feel is gorgeous, smooth but light, supporting those silky transitions from flavour to flavour.

Wow. This is fantastic stuff. Smooth, clean, drinkable, approachable, but with loads of flavour. The craft is deeply apparent here: there's no harshness, no imbalance, no awkward flavours to detract from the whole. This is just plain good stuff. (1,430 characters)

Photo of Seanniek91
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 11.2oz can into a Hill Farmstead stemed tulip. Fridge temps.

Appearance- Hazy orange with quick half-finger head that left some nice lacing behind.

Smell- Musty yeast, peppery lemon rind, light earthy hops, wheat malts. Nice "standard" farmhouse aromas.

Taste- Muted, musty hops. Lemon and floral flavors intermingle. Some musty, mildly peppery yeast notes. Very clean. No tartness at all.

Mouthfeel- Quick heavily carbonated bubbles and a nice light body. No heavyness or viscosity. Crisp and clean.

Overall- Nice, clean, refreshing saison. Probably the best saison to come in a can. (603 characters)

Photo of TWHartman
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden, slight chill haze, tight white head with nice layers of lace

S- Bready, earthy and herbal hop notes, slightly phenolic and I actually get a little something hot and stinging at the end, like ethanol, but it is not unpleasant

T- dry, refreshing bread, slight phenol finish giving way to lingering herbal hops

M- This beer has great, tight carbonation. Finish is almost spritzy, and the flavor sticks to the whole mouth. Makes it refreshing

O- Nice beer for a hot day, which is good and bad. As the beer warmed up the complexity came out, but on the hot days I would want to drink it I would probably want it to be cool (632 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. The bottom of the can says 042 which I will assume is a Julian date meaning it was canned in February.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer patch of surface foam. Thin, semi-resilient lacing.

S- Has a good, vibrant aroma of Saison yeast and hops with some spice and banana notes.

T- Standard saison flavor with some mild hop bitterness and some light fruity esters. A bit of spice. Ends up drinking more like a witbier.

M- Crisp and semi-tangy with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Nothing to scream about but it's a nice sessionable saison. (712 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Saison in a can? Yes, please, and thank you to St. Feuillien.

A thick and cloudy but still bright orange-gold color, this saison looks the part. Tight bubbly activity continues the entire time, serving to substantiate a thick head of almost pure white foam after it drops from just over one finger. Patchy and spotty lacing is at the light to moderate level.
At first a note of something sulfuric sneaks out, but it needs only a few moments to warm for it to really come together. It does have an herbal, floral and spicy presence to it, showing a bit more hops presnce than many of its counterparts would be so bold to. Coriander finishes it out.
Gently hoppy, the underlying floral notes almost set the foundation, but they balance well against bready malts and a sturdy citrus sweetness. Combined with a note of coriander, some perfumey notes, and a very gently peppery nip, and you've got a nicely complex, balanced, and well-rounded beer. The more I drink it, the more it comes together.
With a nicely robust body that's somehow still light enough, and certainly bright enough, to enjoy on a hot day, it seems like a year-rounder to me. It never loses it's gentle crispness, and carbonation is prefectly done. It keeps it full without filling and very smooth to boot. (1,274 characters)

Photo of socon67
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wow, cool can style.

A - Orange pour with a high white foam that retained well. Lacing is in patches on the glass. Visible carbonation bubble to the top.

S - Scents of citrus fruits, melon, some peppery spice and bready yeast.

T - Clean refreshing flavor. Initial tartness of lemon and orange blends with some peppery spice. Bready notes in the finish.

M - Crsip and refreshing, this is a perfect beer for a hot summer day. Some carbonation is noted.

O - Good import saison that is true to the style. Actually liked this more that Saison Dupont. And the cans will make this a nice option. (595 characters)

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BELGIAN SAISON In A CAN!

Bright clear golden hue, super clingy bright white head. Lots of clove and spicy herbal notes on the nose, some barnyard and hay like scents as well. Honey and yeast.

Very clean for a saison, sweet bubblegum like flavor up front with honey and pear sweetness. Grain husks and yeast bite show up on the middle of the tongue while spicy hop flavors kick in on the back end with a touch of alcohol. Finishes clean dry and smooth. I like it

Nowhere close to the best saison I've ever had but BELGIAN SAISON IN A CAN for the summer? I'll be digging it. (575 characters)

St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
86 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.